Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Penélope's Granny Bag


How are you, my friends? I've been so busy at work... Yesterday I even forgot to eat my lunch. Yeah, it's that kind of workload again. It happens. So if I haven't been too productive, that's the reason...

Meanwhile, I'd like to share with you the bag made by Penélope Argos. Penélope wrote me an email couple of weeks ago after I posted the granny illustration, asking me if she could use the image to make something for her daughter. I was so flattered and more than happy to say yes! She was so nice, and boy, was she fast, and she is really good... I mean, LOOK AT THE BAG! She put the granny on a blue bag for her daughter, and she told me a little story about her Granny:

"When my Grandmother was still alive, and I was little, she used to live with us. She was a very fragile old lady and couldn't do much, which bothered her a lot. Her only escape was that every Thursday she used to go out with a friend, and they said that they would go to buy buttons. It was her way to say that what she was doing with her friend was nobody's business... She carried along a blue and white cloth bag (with the little squares)... and she came home with a big smile and a little something to offer me. Somehow I never forget it. When I saw your Granny I knew that it "had" to be a blue bag."

Isn't that a cute story? Thanks for sharing it, Penélope! XO

19 comments:

Penélope said...

Flora you're ever so kind... Thank You... for all.

JULIE ♥ ADORE said...

youpi! very cute bag!

flora said...

You are so welcome, Penélope!

Julie:
Thanks! Isn't Penélope great? I love how she does the hair. :)

Antoinette said...

Cute bag and sweet story!

Christine said...

This is so sweet. And your design is terrific in fabric. Congratulations:)

André said...

That is so great! Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

what a wonderful compliment for her to use your little Granny!
the story is sweet and so is the bag!!!

Debbie Meyer said...

That's so adorable! Great design & lovely handiwork. I love it!

Jill Phillips said...

Hi Flora
Just found your blog and wanted to say hi :) Your work is fantastic xx

Sarah's Silk said...

I love your work! I am so happy to be the 100th follower! Do I get a prize? :)

pilarcat said...

I'm glad I found your blog. Your works are so cute!

Juli Hendra Asmoro said...

i like it, sallluuuuuuut. suskses terus...

Itziar San Vicente said...

I love it. So bonitoooo.

ilPiccioneGrasso said...

great stuff!! ^^

Frizz said...

too cute. reminds me of my grandma.

Dawn said...

This is FABULOUS! I love how it turned out and what a totally cute story. I also wanted to let you know I have a blog award for you on my blog. If that isn't your sort of thing, than just take it as I meant it. That I love your blog :)

princesstomato said...

cute bag. cute story!
how have you been???

teri

flora said...

Thanks, guys!!! :)

Teri:
I am fine! How about you?
Hope all is well with you. xoxo
:)

Flores Hayes said...

the bag is so cute!!!

my roommate bought a panda bag!
She is just THRILLED with it and can’t put it down.
hkpanda.freetzi.com